I hate it.

I feel like I’m wasting my life.

There are so many things I want to do, but I don’t have the time or energy because of my job.

What if I only live once?

~Worker Living in Ohio

This is a plaque I made to remind myself to live each day fully...it's a quote by Thich Nhat Hanh

This is a plaque I made to remind myself to live each day fully…it’s a quote by Thich Nhat Hanh

This is the only life that we are SURE that we will have.

We are living it right now…our lives…we need to PRETEND like we will only live once.

Now, what will you do today if this is it…all there is…this life…right now?

P.S.

Yesterday I texted my friend Connie to make sure she was okay.  She isn’t. She’s dying. I talked to her friends and family at her bedside and they told me that she’s not expected to make it through the weekend..that would be today.  

Death is real.  It is coming for each of us. Each and every day that we wake up and “pretend” all of the crap in our lives is important.   It’s not.  We know it’s not, but we keep on pretending. 

As I reminisce about my long-time friend Connie and how much she taught me by how she lived her life FULLY…FULL OUT…nothing stopped her…nothing…nothing…nothing. Honestly I don’t even know if her dying from cancer really will STOP her because of the impact she made on my life and many other lives.  

We have all had Connie’s in our lives…teachers, mentors, big brother, big sister, showing us the way, giving us advice, asking about our progress, cheering us on, showing us the possibilities, being our true friends in this life…you know the type of people who you know you were destined to meet along your journey…those are the Connie’s… 

…So…I don’t know when Connie will die, but I know that she will and so will I and so will you. That is real. As real as life will ever get. 

So Live Fully…FULL OUT

P.P.S.

It’s 2.14 p.m. EST and I just got the call from Connie’s husband…Connie died this morning…